Open Position: Project Data Officer at SIOS Knowledge Centre!

SIOS is looking for a scientific programmer for its office in Longyearbyen, Svalbard!

If you have a background in e.g. geophysics and are up for an adventure close to the North pole you should apply for this 3-years’ position!

You would be part of an international team at the SIOS Knowledge Centre, work with scientific data management across distributed data centres, rich scientific data documentation and publishing and outreach activities related to the above mentioned.

The position offers you an unforgettable experience on a remote island with stunning nature, yet rich cultural and re-creative life in town. You will work in a highly international environment and connect to SIOS partners in 10 countries.

Application deadline: 30 October 2023

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Open position: Scientific researcher (m/f/x) assessing the risk of Amazon rainforest dieback in models, Physical Geography and Land Use Systems, LMU’s Department of Geography, Germany

LMU’s Department of Geography investigates vegetation-climate interactions. The group develops and applies the latest generation of land and Earth system models and integrates them with observations. Key research questions are the fate of ecosystems under the pressures of land use and climate change, Earth system feedbacks via energy, water and biogeochemical cycles, and the role of vegetation for greenhouse gas emissions reduction and CO2 removals in support of the Paris Agreement. The team is strongly involved in large international collaborations such as the Global Carbon Project, CMIP and IPCC.

The scientific researcher will be part of the Horizon Europe project “ClimTip”. Large-scale Earth system tipping events could have severe consequences for climate, ecosystems and society. ClimTip combines paleoclimate, observational and model data to identify tipping elements and early-warning signals. In close collaboration with Prof. Niklas Boers (ClimTip lead, Technical University Munich) LMU leads the assessment of the risk of Amazon forest dieback. The scientific researcher will

  • coordinate a comparison across international Earth system modeling groups to assess the non-linearity of the response of the Amazon rainforest to combined land-use and climate change
  • contribute and analyze own simulations with the ICON Earth System Model
  • take a leading role in the development of scientific publications.

Deadline for applications is 10th November 2023. Read more and apply here:

Open position: Funded PhD opportunity in ocean carbon observing technologies, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southamption, UK

NOC are seeking a PhD candidate who will lead the optimisation of novel autonomous sensor and sampler technologies through laboratory tests and field trials, integrated on autonomous platforms such as the Autosub Long Range and gliders (e.g. SEAEXPLORER). The successful candidate will demonstrate these technologies and develop new autonomous observing strategies during planned and funded sea trials to the North and mid-latitude Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

The candidate will collaborate with the wider European ocean carbon observing community and observing technology developers through project GEORGE and will join new deployment opportunities (e.g. Liguria Sea, Porcupine Abyssal Plane) as they become available, collecting data which will improve our understanding of ocean acidification and carbon dynamics. The potential of these new technologies for citizen science and capacity building applications in developing countries will also be addressed.

Deadline for applications is 3rd January 2024. Read more and apply here:

Open position: Senior engineer/researcher in particle and greenhouse gas measurements at NILU, Norwegian Institute for Air Research

NILU are seeking a committed and self-motivated researcher with a master or PhD degree. You must have expertise in measurement techniques such as gas chromatography, mass spectrometry and optical spectroscopy. You must have good competence in and enjoy practical work related to troubleshooting and service of simple and advanced instrumentation.

In addition, you should have:

  • Education in measurement technology, physics or chemistry
  • Knowledge within electronics
  • Experience from operating measuring instruments
  • Experience from control of measurement data and quality systems
  • Computer skills within Office 365 and systems for collecting and processing measurement data
  • Good written and oral presentation skills in Norwegian and English
  • Good communication and collaboration skills
  • Driver’s license for a passenger car

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Application deadline: 15th August, 2023

Open position: ICT Ontology Developer at the Service Centre of LifeWatch ERIC

Ontology developer is a specialist who develops upper and domain ontologies. They assess the needs of the scientific community for structuring the ontologies. They are responsible for a wide variety of activities to represent the knowledge semantically.

JOB TITLE: ICT Ontology Developer
LOCATION: LifeWatch ERIC Service Centre premises in Lecce, Italy
POSITION: Full-Time, 12 months possibility of renewal

The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements

  • Have a university degree or equivalent qualifications in Computer Science;
  • At least 3 years of accredited professional experience in the in the following topics:
  1. Theory of formal languages and formal ontologies (e.g. OWL);
  2. Modelling of domain ontologies, in particular for scientific disciplines;
  3. Semantic web technologies (RDF, SPARQL).
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Skills in other European working languages will be taken as an advantage;
  • Proven organisation and communication skills, committed to working in teams and under tight deadlines, and in international environments and multi-language contexts;
  • Available to travel abroad according to the specific working needs of this position.

Deadline for application: 5th July 2023.

More information about the role and application process can be found here.

Job Opportunity: Researcher at Lammi Biological Station (The University of Helsinki, Finland)

The University of Helsinki, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences is seeking an internationally competitive researcher with a strong academic track-record in aquatic sciences to strengthen and expand research in the highly international community at the Lammi Biological Station. The selected candidate should have expertise in pelagic food web dynamics and plankton ecology. They are particularly interested in candidates aiming to use the extensive background data on the nearby lakes. These include year-round water-quality data from the Lake Pääjärvi and connected major inflow-streams and the outlet, water quality data from 35 small forest lakes at Evo since 1970’s, and extensive phytoplankton data from the Lake Pääjärvi and the Lake Valkea-Kotinen.

The appointee is expected to engage extensively in collaboration with other staff members of the faculty to strengthen the aquatic research at the Lammi Biological Station. The appointee should collaborate with other universities and research institutes nationally and internationally, and participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision.

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits.

More information about the position requirements and application process can be found here.

The deadline for applications is 4th June 2023.

Job opportunity: JERICO-RI Scientific Coordinator at Ifremer (Brest, France)

A pioneer in ocean science, IFREMER, is looking for a Scientific European coordinator of the infrastructure project dedicated to coastal ocean observation. Ifremer coordinates a suite of collaborative European Commission funded projects related to the Joint European Research Infrastructure for Coastal Observation (JERICO). Since 2007, these European projects aim to establish a European infrastructure dedicated to coastal ocean observation JERICO-RI and to coordinate the associated scientific community. This research infrastructure aims to become the point of excellence integrating research, education and innovation combining new forms of knowledge production, dissemination and use, in line with the renewed objectives of ESFRI towards the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC).

The project coordinator’s main mission is to contribute to the lead and the scientific coordination (1) within the institute, (2) with other French research organizations, and (3) with the European partners, in order to establish JERICO-RI.

Within this context, the major duties are to:

  • Ensure the scientific coordination of the process to the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) of JERICO-RI (Roadmap, Preparation, Operation phases) in line with a sustainable and sober economic model; thus contributing to the future of coastal ocean and nearshore observation at the global scale.
  • Participate to the right scientific positioning of JERICO-RI in the landscape of Environmental / Earth system European Research Infrastructures. Contribute to the implementation of the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) and/or participate in the Board of European Environmental Research Infrastructures (BEERi) and/or in EUROGOOS.
  • Ensure that the national research infrastructure IR ILICO is well integrated as the French node of the European infrastructure JERICO-RI and that IR ILICO benefits from JERICO’s advances.
  • Maximize the contributions and scientific impact of the creation of JERICO-RI for Ifremer teams and other national research institutes (development of networks, funding opportunities, pooling of resources, etc.). In particular, to ensure that the data, products and services resulting from coastal observation are used for scientific research conducted within Ifremer in connection with the DataTerra Research Infrastructure.

Deadline for applications : 19/05/2023

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The post is based on an IFREMER Job vacancy for the JERICO Scientific Coordination post that first appeared on JERICO Research Infrastructure website.

Job Opportunity: Project Manager (Clermont-Ferrand, France)

The ATMO-ACCESS Coordination and Project Office are currently looking for a project manager, to contribute to the management of the project, monitor its execution, and participate in specific actions related to access to the services of research facilities in the atmospheric field in Clermont Ferrand, France. Deadline for applications is 16th June 2023.

The successful candidate will be in charge of:

  • Participating in the various tasks of the ATMO-ACCESS project management and follow-up of the different aspects of the ATMO-ACCESS project (financial, administrative-legal, technical/scientific) including the monitoring of the progress and activities, preparation of scientific and financial reports, and communication;
  • Contributing to the analysis of access cost models and the establishment of full costs of research infrastructure facilities

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This post was first shared on the ATMO ACCESS website.

Four open positions for researchers at University of Helsinki

The Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki is the largest science faculty in Finland. Currently, the faculty invites applications for TWO STAFF SCIENTISTS AND TWO DATA SCIENTISTS (UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS):

  • Staff scientist 1 will work in atmospheric greenhouse gas measurements. The core activity of the staff scientist is to ensure production of sustainable and traceable high-quality data and data products of greenhouse gas concentrations and ecosystem-atmosphere exchange fluxes.
  • The core activity of staff scientist 2 is to ensure sustainable and traceable high-quality data and data products of in-situ measured aerosol nanoparticles and ions with a known uncertainty.
  • Data scientist 1 will develop processes to manage, process, and disseminate seismic data from permanent stations and temporary deployments of various sensor types.
  • Data scientist 2 placed at the Department of Computer Science will concentrate their work on development of data processing methods in the context of the InterEarth profiling action at University of Helsinki.

The starting date for all positions is 1st August 2023 (or as agreed) for fixed-term positions for 5 years.

The staff scientist positions are placed at Institute for Atmospheric Sciences and Earth System Research (INAR), while the data scientists will be placed one at the Department of Geosciences and Geography and the other one at the Department of Computer Science. The appointee shall hold an applicable doctoral degree. The degree requirement must be met by the end of the application deadline which is 19.6.2023.

Learn more about the positions and the application process here.

This post was first shared on the eLTER website.